State Performance Plan: Federal IDEA, Part C
Public Law 108-446 (IDEA 2004) requires that no later than one year after the date of enactment (i.e., December 3, 2005), Lead Agency for Part C must develop and submit to OSEP a six year State Performance Plan (SPP). The SPP is designed to evaluate the State's efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of Part C and describe how the state will improve its implementation. Each state is required to report annually to the public and to OSEP on each local Early Intervention program's performance on the targets in the SPP through an Annual Performance Report (APR).
The conference report to HR 1350 indicates that Congress expected that the SPP, including its indicators and targets, would be developed by states with broad stakeholder input and public dissemination. As a result, States needed to carefully plan on how they would complete these activities. The SPP required that states collect and analyze baseline data to respond to specific priorities and indicators, establish measurable and rigorous targets, and identify improvement activities to ensure improved performance for each indicator during the six-year time frame (FFY 2005 through FFY 2010).
If a state modifies its targets or other baseline information, the changes must be reported to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The most current versions of these documents are posted below.